Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Sloppy Joes the way we like them!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef, onion and garlic; drain off liquids.
  2. Stir in the mustard, ketchup, bbq sauce, and brown sugar; mix thoroughly.
  3. Season with salt, pepper & cayenne pepper to taste.
  4. Reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Serve on buns and top with shredded cheese.


Most Helpful

My family had a tast testing event. All of us chose this as our first choice. It had the most full flavored, good body, best taste. I had cut the brown sugar to 1/3, because we don't like a sweet sloppy joe, but otherwise followed the recipe. We all liked the background kick from the cayenne pepper which provided a little surprise! but was not too intense.

Rapper450 May 19, 2007

I was looking for a sloppy joe recipe with less sodium to replace my favorite sloppy joe recipe. This one had less sodium than any I could find so I tried it. The sloppy joes turned out great and I will continue to use this recipe. The only thing I did differently was to add a couple TBS. of chopped green pepper and did not use cheese because that would add more sodium. I'll be freezing the leftovers. Thanks for posting. You have a winner here.

Mountainbaby October 29, 2013

The kids gave this 5 stars. For me it was a three start meal but I couldn't add any heat because my children never would have eaten it. It was very easy to prepare and since all the kids enjoyed it I will make it again. Maybe I'll throw some hot pepper flakes on mine next time.

Wind in the Canyon June 06, 2011

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